The Fighting Scots women’s volleyball team pushed their winning streak into double digits, improving to 23-2 over the weekend, as the ladies went 4-0 at the final PSAC East-West Crossover of the 2015 regular season. This is the second time this season the Scots have won 10 straight games. They are now 12-1 in PSAC play.
“We came into the crossover wanting to win each game, we worked hard and played pretty consistently throughout each match, no matter who was in, and we ultimately accomplished our goal for this weekend,” junior Victoria Severo said.
The Fighting Scots spent the first day of the crossover at Kutztown. This was their opportunity to match the best start in school history, since 1994 when the team started 20-2, and they did just that.
Edinboro defeated Cheyney in three matches to start off the day, with scores of 25-11, 25-9 and 25-14. Maria Concheck led the offense for the Scots with eight kills and posted a .429 hitting percentage. Breanna Gardner contributed seven kills and Morgyn Sharp added six. Senior setter Katie Felix contributed 22 assists in the match. Marah Maycock led defensively with 13 digs.
The Scots defeated host Kutztown in the second match of the day, with scores of 25-15, 25-20 and 25-20.
Latoya Hutchinson led the attack for Boro with 12 kills, while PSAC killleader Challen Litwiler contributed 10. Sydney Trathen totaled a team-high 32 assists and 14 digs.
The Scots headed to East Stroudsburg’s Koehler Fieldhouse for the second day of the crossover, where they played West Chester and host East Stroudsburg. Both matches ended in wins for Boro in straight sets.
Against West Chester, the Scots won 25-13, 25-22, 25-15. Megan Screptock and Litwiler each had seven kills, while Hutchinson and Severo each contributed seven kills. Severo led the squad with a team-high hitting percentage of .462. Trathen contributed 30 assists and 11 digs. Maycock led defensively with 16 digs.
In the final match of the crossover, the Scots won 25-10, 25-22 and 25-14 over East Stroudsburg. Severo again led the offense with 11 kills and a .562 hitting percentage. Litwiler added six assists and three aces to her PSAC leading total of 46. Trathen again led the attack with 16 assists, while Maycock led the defense with 18 digs.
“We’ve had an amazing season so far and I think it’s because we have this mentality that we can beat teams,” Trathen said. “We go all out in every game, no matter what team we’re playing, and I think that’s why we’ve been so consistent in winning. It truly is an amazing feeling.”
Edinboro is back in action at McComb Fieldhouse on Friday at 7 p.m. against California (Pa.) and again on Saturday at 4 p.m. when the Seton Hill Griffins come to the Boro.
“All in all it was a great weekend,” Litwiler said. “Now we’re ready to take on our home matches this weekend against Cal and Seton Hill.”
Becca Martin is a Copy Editor for The Spectator.